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Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour

Acropolis and Museum Tour:
An Ode to Woman

Acropolis and Museum Tour:
An Ode to Woman

Acropolis and Museum Tour:
An Ode to Woman

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Duration:
4 Hours
Languages:
English, French
or Sign language (upon request)
Location:

Athens

Theme:
Culture
Mythology
History
Archaeology

The guided tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum is an essential experience for all curious travelers in Athens. This private, themed tour gives you the opportunity to explore the marvelous monuments of the Acropolis Hill and the exhibits of the Acropolis Museum in a different light. Focus is given to the women of Greek antiquity and their role in society (and history books). What were the social, political, legal, and economic rights of women in Classical Greece? Everyone remembers the great Pericles that led Athens to its Golden Age. But what about his wife, Aspasia? An inspiring and engaging tour that will shed light on lesser-known aspects of Classical Greece and its unsung heroines.

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HIGHLIGHTS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT PRACTICAL INFO

 

  • Guide on the Acropolis
  • Tour of the Caryatids in the Acropolis Museum
  • Acropolis Museum feminist tour
  • Tour of the Parthenon in Athens
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus private tour
  • Private tour of the Acropolis and Museum

1. Highlights 

 

  • Visit the Acropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and admire up close the great temple of Athena, the Parthenon
  • Discover the role of mythology in Ancient Greek society and how it affected the lives of ancient Greeks and women in particular
  • Stand next to the gigantic marbles in the Acropolis Museum that used to decorate the Parthenon temple
  • Admire tools that ancient Greek people used during their everyday lives
  • "Our guided tour of the Acropolis with Poppy from Greek Travellers was exceptional. We did the tour with our teenage daughters and with their grandmother. Poppy could talk to young and old alike. She was extremely knowledgeable and delivered the information in a way that was informative but very entertaining. 100% recommendable and worth every cent."
    - Elisenda, TripaDvisor
  • “Everyone goes to see the Acropolis, and everyone should take advantage of this wonderful tour service. Our tour guide was Sotiris, an incredibly knowledgeable, funny, and engaging guide. Sotiris was so much fun to tour the acropolis with. His ability to weave hilarious personal anecdotes with the amazing history of the Acropolis was something to behold. It was a wonderful experience that we highly recommend."
    - Valerie B, TripAdvisor
  • "We booked a 2 hour tour of the Acropolis Museum with the guide Sotiris. The tour was excellent, and although we had been to the museum several times before, Sotiris managed to make it a memorable visit by giving life and context to the exhibits. Sotiris was professional and knowledgable, and yet made the tour fun and filled with humor. Booking was easy and quick, we got the time we asked for, and Dimitris who managed the booking was very helpful with practical advice on Athens."
    - Jordrose, TripAdvisor
  • "Great choice! We had a great two days with Eleni on the Museum tour and the Mythological tour of Athens. Eleni was so knowledgeable and engaging. Everyone in our family would highly recommend. We learned a wonderful history of the Acropolis and the mythology of Greece."
    -Michelle321, TripAdvisor

2. What you can expect

 

Within the frame of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum tour and the different incentives that are given to us, we will delve into the position and role of women in Classical Greece; the Golden Age of Athens when concepts like Democracy were born. How did the Athenian, newborn Democracy treat women? What did the everyday life of an Athenian woman look like? What was her occupation? How did she spend her spare time? Did she have a social life? These are just a few of the questions we will explore through the exhibits that are available to us in the Acropolis Museum.

 

We will also explore the status of women in Greek mythology and how the epic tales of the Ancients mirrored their real life. While most are well aware of the exploits of the ancient Greek gods, the goddesses are no less important in terms of popularity and symbolic significance. Take Goddess Athena, for example, the patron goddess of Athens. The Parthenon, the most important temple of Ancient Greece and today's symbol of Democracy, was built in her honor. Athena's identity contains many faces, each one with a different symbolic meaning for society and women in particular. 

 

Your guide during this 4-hour Acropolis and Acropolis Museum tour in Athens will be an excellent, state-licensed guide and storyteller. 

 

Optional add-on: With the aid of 3D virtual and reconstruction technology, you can also have the chance to see the Acropolis Hill and its buildings as they really looked like thousands of years ago and walk through doors and rooms otherwise locked or lost forever!

 

3. Practical Info

 

Duration: 4 hours
Language: English, French, Sign language (upon request)
Location: Athens
When:

Daily
(This Acropolis and Acropolis Museum tour is a private tour so the starting time is flexible)

Price:

Starting from €370

Good to know:
  • This is a private tour
  • We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring a bottle of water with you
What's included:
  • Services of our amazing storyteller and state-licensed guide
  • All taxes
Not included:
  • Entry fee tickets to the Acropolis and the Museum
    - General admission 35 Euro
    - Reduced admission 20 Euro
  • Any food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Note: We can pre-purchase the tickets for you and add them to the cost so that you skip the line at the ticket offices.

Optional add-On:
  • Acropolis 3D iPads: Admire the magnificent Acropolis as it was in the past (cost: 20€ per iPad)

 

 

Acropolis caryatid statue

 

Notes:

The meeting point for this private Acropolis and Acropolis Museum tour is near the Acropolis Metro station or the lobby of your hotel. Detailed meeting information will be sent to you upon booking.

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